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This Month’s Focus: Excipients & Formulation

Using API powder in a bottle or capsule for clinical Phase I studies

This article discusses the risks associated with dosing active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) powder in a bottle or capsule for clinical Phase I studies.

Directly compressible ODT platforms: A comparison study

This article describes the benefits of orally disintegrating tablets for pediatric and geriatric patients and presents the results of a study comparing several directly compressible orally disintegrating tablet platforms currently available on the market.

Back Page: Setting USP–NF compendial specifications in a complex supply chain

This article discusses a USP subcommittee Stimuli article and survey related to establishing standards for excipient composition and purity.

General Features

Using residence time distribution to understand continuous blending

A representative group of particles passing through a blender operating at steady state will have a range of residence times in the blender, called a residence time distribution. This article explains how operators can use residence time distribution to design, better understand, and troubleshoot their continuous blending process.

Spotlight on Nutraceuticals: Verifying film coater operating parameters to ensure the quality of dietary supplement tablets

This article discusses important tablet film coating operating parameters and describes a simple procedure to verify the in-process controls to ensure coating uniformity, product quality, and regulatory compliance from batch to batch.

Maximize the return on your tooling investment with proactive maintenance

The condition of your tablet compression tooling is critical to manufacturing high-quality tablets that meet specifications. This article explains how proactive tooling maintenance can help extend tool life and maximize your return on investment.

September Content

Tablet compression sticking problems

Reducing tablet press downtime through tooling maintenance and optimization

Solving formulation problems with liquid-filled hard capsules

Issue Focuses

January: Capsule Filling

March: Outsourcing

April: Coating

May: Packaging

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

July: Excipients & Formulation

September: Tabletting

October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance

November: Annual Buyer’s Guide

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Special Sections
Capsule Filling
Granulation & Drying
Outsourcing: Formulation, Manufacturing, Packaging, Research & Lab Services
1. Counters/Bottle Fillers
2. Dedusters
1. Test & Inspection Equipment
2. Multi-layer Tabletting
1. Particle Size: Reduction,     Separation, & Analysis
2. Powder Transfer &     Containment
Solid Dosage Sourcebook
Excipients & Formulation
1. Tooling
2. Mixers & Blenders
Liquid Capsule Filling
Quality, Validation, & Regulatory Compliance
1. Blister Packaging
2. Tablet & Capsule      Identification
Annual Buyer’s Guide
*Issue includes “Spotlight on Nutraceuticals” insert.

Buyers Guide
Tables and Capsules Source Book